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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - July 9, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e vening vol. 78. No. 70 tuesday july 9, 1968 a new York 13815 Long Shell Saigon area marines kill 89 in Viet Battle Saigon apr . A tines reported killing another 89 North vietnamese in South Viet names Northwest Corner while Viet Cong gunners shelled three targets within six Miles of Saigon in More harassing attacks today. The marines fought a two Day running Battle with enemy troops they ran into sunday near the abandoned Khe Sanh combat base. Thirteen marines were killed and g8 wounded. One Marine company fought the North vietnamese for 31 i it hours until darkness fell sunday night. Then another Marine company relieved the first and came under an attack monday exploding mail kills Reacher 24 Lorain Ohio apr Daniel j. Ronek a teacher who would have been 24 today received a 6-Inch-Long, cylindrical package in the mail monday. The package exploded in fits hands killing him. The mailman who delivered the package described it As being 2 inches in diameter with a Metal screw Cap at one end. It was enclosed in heavy dark tan ear Elmard and weighed 8 ounces to one Pound according to the mailman had been forwarded from Columbus Harding said and the Columbus address on the package had been scratched out. Harding said Ronek often received mail forwarded from Columbus to the Home where Ronek lived with his Mother and an Uncle. Neither Roneki smother mrs. Susan Hronek. Nor his Uncle Steve Bre Nen were at Home when the blast occurred. Postal authorities joined police in the investigation. It was the second such death in Lorain county this year. A bomb package received by bus killed 42-year-old Samuel Hammons or. At his Home in Avon Reb. 24. The Fri linked that death to a love Triangle involving a California Man and woman. The California Many a body was found later in a Pond and no charges were pressed in tile Case. Ronek was president of his High school class was a graduate of Miami state University and did graduate work at Ohio state University last year. A Friend said he taught at Central Junior High school on East 40th Street in a predominantly negro area of Cleveland during the school year that ended in june. Sir Hans Transfer Fop secret los Angeles apr sir Han Bishara Sirhan has been whisked to a cell in the Hall of Justice he will face trial on charges of murdering sen. Robert f. Kennedy. A Convoy of patrol cars manned by seven deputies from the Central jail completed the move sunday sheriff Peter j. Pitchess announced Munday. The 14-Niinute move was so secret not even Russell e. Parsons Sirhan a attorney knew about it. A we knew it was com no a a said one of Parsons aides a but the Tim was a secret even from a the Transfer was accomplished in a routine manner and was part of an Over All previously scheduled program of Security for the inmate a a Pitchess said. The 24-year-old jordanian in or Grant a new 6-by-8 feet cell is on the 13th floor in the Hall of Justice. The Hall of justices jail quarters have undergone a Complete renovation accelerated because of the Sirhan Case. Weather continued warm and humid tonight into wednesday morning with showers or scattered thunderstorms Likely. Partial Clearing and not so warm and humid wednesday afternoon. Low temperatures tonight 65 a 70 and highs wednesday 78 a 85. That touched off a five hour fight. Under pressure from american dive bombers helicopter gunships and artillery the North vietnamese troops lulled Back. Since Friday . Marines have reported killing 290 enemy troops along the demilitarized zone. Marines sweeping the coastal Marshlands on the East pm end of the Frontier reported killing 201 North vietnamese soldiers in three fights Over the weekend. In the shellings on the fringes of Saigon the Viet Cong picked on one of their favorite targets and set three fuel storage tanks a Power station a warehouse and a number of fuel Drums on fire at the Ilia be fuel depot the biggest in South Vietnam. No casualties were reported at the depot six Miles Southeast of Saigon and the fires were re ported under control. Enemy gunners also aimed at a Bridge linking Saigon with the Mekong Delta to the South and a military Post Southwest of the Cai Tai twelve american Soldier s my two government trom is or it wounded at the Bridge inc three americans were wounded at the military Post. Saigon itself has not been shelled since june 21, but Allied commanders expect the enemy to make a third attack on the capital later this month. In continuing counter blows against the expected attack . Is 2 bombers flew the i t e More missions monday night aiming at fresh enemy regiments believed massing in Phuoc Long province near the cambodian Border 75 Miles North of Saigon. Viet Cong troops shelled a Small South vietnamese outpost 58 Miles Southwest of Saigon. . Pilots flew 140 missions against North Vietnam a Southern Panhandle monday and another air Force f4 phantom was shot flown during the night. At Dawn a Jolly Green giant hell cipher rescued the two crewmen a islet. Charles w. Mosley 26, of Lawrence kan., and 1st it. Don m. Hallenbeck 24 a 45 Miles North of the demilitarized zone. Both were unharmed the air Force said. It was Mosley s 99h Mission leaving him with Only one in re to go to finish his tour of combat flying Over the North. Hallen Beck son of an air Force colonel at Scott air base in Illinois was on his third Mission. The phantom was the 864th . Warplane reported lost Over North Vietnam. Summarizing the results of the 140 missions a . Spokes n reported a the attacking Crews hit enemy lines of Supply and military storage areas reporting the destruction or damage of la Supply and storage areas 30 barges and 9 trucks. In addition the in vement of men and materials was slowed by cutting roads in 63 places and leaving five Bridges unusable. A the Crews also ignited 16 secondary explosions 20 Petroleum Oil and lubricant fires and 105 other sustained fires. They also silenced 28 weapon Nixon Delegate strength grows Washington apr with four weeks to go before the Republican National convention begins Richard m. Nixon pushed just ast the three Quarter Mark monday in terms of publicly committed delegates toward a first ballot nomination for president. In an associated press tabulation of first ballot intentions of the Miami Beach delegates As dictated by primary results pledged at the time of election or stated in an a poll the former vice president had 501 of the required 667 votes. The biggest pick up of the past week was at least 25 Texas delegates who went along when sen. John g. Tower dropped a favorite son stance and went to Nixon. New York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller stood at 192 in the table. The republicans had Only eight More delegates to pick in Utah the conring weekend to fill their 1,333 convention seats. Backing favorite sons or otherwise at least ostensibly on the Fence were 589 delegates plus 43 outside of California who had picked gov. Ronald Reagan that states favorite son. From modern to medieval Range the weapons of the Viet Cong above members of the army s 4th infantry division hold the new b-50 rocket left and the old b-40, both used with devastating effectiveness against . Forces in Vietnam. The b-50 is believed capable of penetrating i i inches of Armor. At right a Viet Cong suspect is questioned about the presence of o crude but also highly effect i be i Ron spiked Booby trap. New York apr columnist Drew Pearson says in a Magazine article that questions by Lynda Bird about Why her husband had to go to Vietnam provided a the final clincher for president Johnson a decision to retire. Pearson writes in the current Issue of look Magazine that Johnson and his wife asked secret service men to awaken them before Lynda Bird arrived at the White House at 6 30 . After a flight to the West coast to see her husband Marine corps capt. Charles Robb off to War. Pearson says the president confided to a Friend a we did no to want her coming into the White House All alone. So we left word with the secret service to notify us 30 minutes in Advance. A we were awake and lying in bed before the secret service called i pulled a pair of britches Over my pyjamas and we went out to the South Gate to meet her. A she was Pale As a ghost. She talked to me about what a Fine boy Chuck was in the past tense As if he was never coming Back. And Lynda Bird said a daddy i want to ask you a question. Why do we have to fight Over there when so my people were opposed to the War Why do we have to Send 200 boys Over there in chucks company when there a so much opposition Here at Home to the War a that night Johnson announced his decision to with draw from the presidential picture. That morning Pearson says Johnson called on vice president Hubert h. Humphrey and showed him two alternative endings for his speech that night one just a a peroration for peace and the other announce ing his withdrawal. Pearson says Humphrey tried to persuade Johnson not to withdraw but the president was Adamant. Pearson quotes Johnson As having said a the time is getting Short. We be got to get peace in Viet Nam. And i think that with me bowing out the other Side is More Likely to negotiate. A a there a another thing. I m tired. I m getting old. All the men in my family have a record of not living much Over the age of 60. In in be 60 this summer in be had a heart attack. My health is pretty Good. I think my Chart is As Good As your in a not sure i could live other term and that a i Way i want to end my aides of Humphrey in in ton said he would have comment on the Magazine Cie. Pearson wrote that Job on told Humphrey he had Intel led announcing his with a j in his Jan. 17 state of tin no address but mislaid the to -.t. Johnson Sai l he first accused his wife lady Bird of taking. But it it Anil the i so no i r i Pearson first wrote withdrawal showed it flt six men paling feta House last Johnson Pearson sa1 12,000 hatters threaten Hart been written. Goke splinter group i new York a two new York City chapters o Tae Congress of racial Equality have withdrawn to Forte organization charging it it corf a has done nothing tor Black people in the last a to or the chairman of the blot and Brooklyn chapters it a news conference monday Aid about a dozen More it a anal chapters would with i a. Sol Herbert chairman t flu Bronx chapter said he expected the Queens Cork affiliate re but John w Ess the Kansas City Day a Swiney r i formation about from the National ing a big mistake. Sun 10c per copy gun registration measure suffers a major setback lbs withdrew after Lynda War query Pearson says the text with her to a Beauty parlor but later discovered the slip it Pap r near the phone in his White House bedroom Pearson relates. Writes that Johnson out a statement of last november and / i close friends. A i s a led the Iron in around the White year intent on killings and his life the Suffolk county chapter on Long Island to join the new organization. Robert cd Carson head of Brooklyn Corsair sunday in Columbus Ohio alter he walked out of the Core National convention that the Philadelphia and Kansas City chapters supported him. On chair a of Core said to pave of the inns withdrawing Jore is Nutak Call vote Washington put a leading congressional advocate of Federal registration Aud a Een Sih a of guns has taken a major step toward killing a Bill to achieve that go ii rep i in oui d Ceiler in a. Chairman of the House judiciary committee told the la is rules committee monday he would Opp Iso any Effort to pass a registration and licensing Hill ii ii would endanger a prop it Sal to ban the jul order sales of rifles my shotguns. The rules committee had the in 11border Hill before ii today. A while in a in favor of registration and licensing a Ceiler said. A a in a anxious to get a Rule on this Bill. By which he in ant in w Intel the proposal in Iii ail Ordo sales sent to the House floor. He wont on a in mar to get a filled in witling to oppose any amendment offered on the floor of the House dealing wit to registration and licensing. In conference i will oppose any attempt to add registration As an amen intent to this president Johnson had proposed to Congress that the ban on the mail order Sale of pistols contained in tie recently passed omnibus crime Bill be extended to rifles Aud shotguns. He also asked for the registration of All guns and the licensing of their owners. Ceiler was joined by rep. William a Mccullough of Ohio ranking Republican of a be judiciary Cornin tree in opposing the registration Bill. To Culloh said he would oppose the registration Bill a without qualification. I Ain fearful that registration legislation at this time would endanger this he also told the committee he would not have made such a statement a a had not i Felt that the overwhelming majority if not All the minority Felt that Way a referring to tin Republican members of the judiciary comm tree. Several members of the rules committee indicated they could vote for a ban on sales but would oppose the registration of firearms. Ceiler and Mcculloch would be part of the House team to Iron no any differences in House Senate conference in Bills passed by the two bodies. They could prevent any agree unit Between the House and the Quot Senate. C chairman William m. Colm. R of the House rules committee said a Quot expects i a Bill Banning the interstate s lies of firearms to pass the la Gnu a but he be i in a Quot a it would be weaken i by amending its from the floor. He said Many such Amend meats had been suggested d iring the ii iring of his it oin Mittee which lasted some six hours monday even though the meeting was broken up often by Roll on the floor. Several witnesses appearing before Colin r s committee opposed giving the measure a Rule which would prevent it from reaching the floor in the Senate monday. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark testified before the juvenile to Din que Ivy subcommittee and said a the ghost of abolition provides no excuse for failing to pass firearms registration and licensing legislation. Clark said lie knows of no responsible Complete ownership group advocating abolition of private of firearms. The Parent Senate judiciary committee is to take tip the gun control question wednesday. The committee scheduled the meeting two weeks ago alter it bogged Down in debate Over whether to tack registration and licensing to a mail Ord a ban on Long guns and ammunition is Pacific Only first lbs Stop san Antonio. Tex. Apr tile announcement president Johnson has agree to meet with South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu this month has increased speculation Johnson plans a Bush season of globetrotting. The president had returned from c ventral America jetting to All five republics there in seven hours monday Only hours before Tinea s office in Saigon announced the meeting planned in Honolulu about july 20. There already had been Strong speculation that Johnson who made a i1 Day around the world tour last december might Rabigi All Over the map during the coining weeks. There was talk of possible Johnson trips to Africa Asia South America and Europe a perhaps even to m meow a be for his term ends. Wherever he goes Johnson would be hard pressed to top mondays record of live countries Between breakfast Aud mid afternoon starting out Iii Al Salvador in travelled 1,050 Miles to Nicaragua Costa Rica Honduras Aud Guatemala. When he reached Guatemala City last Stop before returning to his Texas ranch tor a Brief stay the Chiel executive was exactly 95 Miles away from his starting Point the a a it of san Salvador. Johnson was the first . President to visit All live nations of Central America Iii effect he operated a homeward bound ferrying service for the Prest dents of the other countries who joined Hun at the weekend latin Summit Iii san Salvador. I nil of mondays stops fid Lowed a pattern Johnson never left the airports stayed Iii each country about Iii Hoar exchanged formal speeches with the Host presidents and mingled with leading citizens at informal receptions warm greetings everywhere also were tin pattern. Few sour notes were struck people cheered lustily Anil rushed to touch him. Many talked about Amity and Friendship and lived american flags. At Guatemala City however tin greeting was the least spoil hideous because those on hand were present Only by invitation. So As Johnson roamed through a Champagne reception Iii tin striking new Airport terminal combat troops earring sub machine in is mingles with the guests. The president s purpose in go lug to Central America was to dramatize Progress by the regions seven year old common Market and Point to the unfinished tasks ahead. Dream comes True for by patrolman but i it Fly these russian students have designed and built an air motorcycle a plane powered b. A 28 horsepower Motorbike. So far the vehicle is in the testing stage and Lias not been airborne. New York apr patrolman Winston Williams conceived the idea. Watching the in his fast Harlem precinct he thought Why not enlist them As allies Why riot employ their energies to aul firemen and police monday the 40-year-old patrol Bav s hearing j it i extradition Al is slated London sap a James Earl rays Appeal against extradition to the United states opened in tile British High court july 29, his British lawyer said today. The hearing is expected to last at least two Days. Ray charged with assassinating or. Martin Luther King a one minute appearance in Bow Street magistrates court today on the two charges on which he a is arrested june 8 at London amort using a forged passport and carrying an unlicensed gun. Chief metropolitan magistrate Frank Milton ordered him held in Wandsworth prison for Aneth Ereven Days on the two charges. Ray said nothing. Milton who last tuesday ruled Iii favor of the . Government is extradition petition asked defense attorney Michael Eugene when the Appeal would be heard. Eugene replied that the High court had agree to Start the Appeal hearing july 29 although the Appeal itself has not been filed formally. Ray s lawyers Are preparing an Appeal contending that Kings assassination was a political crime an offence hat is not extraditable under British Law. The Appeal petition is not expected to be filed until the end of a 15-Day Grace period which began july 2. Man saw his dream come True us 40 boys and girls started to work in a program designed to improve relations Between the Community and Violice and fire. Men. Williams a 16-year Veteran at the East 104th Street station House said he was confident the program a would help educate the Public to the services provided by the police fire and various narcotic control the youths go to work at a time when firemen Iii particular have been voicing concern about Brick umm Joule attacks when they respond to alarms in slum communities. Williams idea came to fruition with the backing of the hell Gate subcommittee of the massive economic neighbourhood development program and the neighbourhood youth corps. The East Harlem Community is predominantly negro and Bur. Ergo rican and about half the youngsters recruited speak up. Nisil As Well As English. After selection the youths underwent a five Day orientation course. They Learned How to inform residents about fire prevention measures How to obtain Legal Aid my How to get help for a narcotics addict. Sandra Samaniego a 20-year old Hunter College student who will help supervise the youths called the group a a referral Agency to direct people who need help in the right the youths will also report to the jail ice on crimes abandoned cars open fire hydrants and other Community problems. Each youngster will be paid $1.50 an hour for 30 hours of work each week. Today a chuckle notice in shop window a wanted clerk to work eight hours a Day to replace one who did no to
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